When was the last time you were encouraged to stand up during a meeting and draw out your big idea for everyone to see? Take a look at some of your past class notes - how many pictures had you drawn to represent the lecture content? Who brought the giant paper and fat, colourful markers to the brainstorming session you had last week?
In my work as a visual storyteller and graphic recorder, I chat with many people about drawing in the workplace. There is a general concensus that seeing an idea, often in addition to hearing it, helps us understand and retain the information. Using visuals has also been shown to enhance the clarity of information, our ability to make connections, and our willingness to participate and be creative.
As a proud visual thinker and graphic recorder, I’d like to invite you into the world of intentional doodling. Welcome! The intention of this 1.5 day training is to ignight excitement about using visuals to communicate and to practice using visual tools that are specific to the work that you do. It’s going to be fun and interactive, and it’ll unleash the long lost doodler in you!
In this training, we will:
1. Challenge the “gremlin on our shoulder” that tell us that we can't draw
2. Learn the basics of visual communication
3. Practice turning complex concepts into simple graphics
4. Gain confidence in our skills to communicate graphically
All materials that you'll need to become a graphic superstar are included.